Revlon launches #CHOOSELOVE campaign

16:05 PM (5 Hours ago) Marketing News
Revlon, the global cosmetics company, unveiled its Choose Love campaign, the next phase of its Love Is On brand mission. Choose Love invites women around the world to believe in love, to let go of doubts and take a chance to make love happen.  

Michael Walker appointed to lead HoneyKome’s digital strategy team

14:56 PM (6 Hours ago) People on the Move
Full-service digital media agency, HoneyKome, has kicked off 2016 with the appointment of its a Head of Performance Data and Analytics – Michael Walker. 

Viacom and Snapchat join forces

14:47 PM (7 Hours ago) Social Media News
Viacom and Snapchat announced an unprecedented global partnership that capitalises on and extends the unique expertise of both companies to creatively and authentically speak to millennial and post-millennial audiences.

Hosting a successful book festival

14:17 PM (7 Hours ago) Editorial Desk
For book lovers, a festival to celebrate literature is a treat. Not only is it an opportunity to see your favourite authors, but (if you’re fortunate) to meet them too. Even to talk to them. At the same time, a book festival serves an important social function: attracting new readers and combating illiteracy. 

BBDO tops The Gunn Report again

13:57 PM (7 Hours ago) Advertising News
BBDO has topped The Gunn Report again as the most creative network in the world. The Gunn Report is a global index of creative excellence, based on the results of 45 global, regional and national creative award competitions. 

Join the #BraBrigade with Castle Lite and the Proteas

13:46 PM (8 Hours ago) CSI
Castle Lager, the official team sponsor of the Proteas, is launching the first ever #BraBrigade in support of the Pink Day, taking place at the fourth Momentum ODI between South Africa and England at Bidvest Wanderers on Friday.

Grey Africa launches Volvo LifePaint in South Africa

13:19 PM (8 Hours ago) Marketing News
Life Paint was conceived by creative agency Grey London and has been produced in partnership with Swedish start-up Albedo100. Grey Africa was proud to help launch Volvo LifePaint to the South African market and create awareness around Volvo’s safety innovations. 

New sci-fi drama series, Humans, coming to SABC3

13:11 PM (8 Hours ago) Entertainment
SABC3 brings audiences Humans, an eight-part series which is set in a parallel present where the must-have gadget is a 'Synth', a highly developed robotic human looking servant. 

Uber partners with CSA to support Breast Cancer Awareness

13:02 PM (8 Hours ago) CSI
Uber has recently partnered with Cricket South Africa (CSA) and is supporting the PinkDrive and Breast Cancer Awareness for the fourth Momentum ODI between the Castle Lager Proteas and England at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Friday, 12 February. 

South African Twitter users respond to #PayBackTheMoney

12:52 PM (9 Hours ago) Social Media News
Despite the growing penetration of smartphones in South Africa, the country’s social media users still seem to be using their office computers and connectivity to discuss burning issues such as whether President Jacob Zuma should and will #PayBackTheMoney. 

Kristel van der Vliet joins Ogilvy as head of planning

11:40 AM (10 Hours ago) People on the Move
As from the beginning of December, Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) Cape Town welcomes Kristel van der Vliet as its new head of planning. 

Kriya Gangiah joins Mela as new host

11:27 AM (10 Hours ago) Media News
Radio DJ, Kriya Gangiah, is back on South African screens as the new presenter and host of Mela on SABC3. She will appear in her first episode as the fresh new face of this popular eastern culture and lifestyle show airing on the Sunday, 21 February at 13:30. 

Clinton Deavall joins Aqua as head of data and analytics

11:05 AM (10 Hours ago) People on the Move
Aqua, a leading full service agency and part of the Wunderman Group, has announced the appointment of Clinton Deavall as the head of data and analytics, with immediate effect.

Study shows majority of consumers will take actions over junk mail

10:49 AM (11 Hours ago) Opinion
The inundation of irrelevant communications and junk mail is pushing European consumer loyalty to breaking point with the majority (84%) ready to take action against brands, according to new research commissioned by Ricoh, says COO, Jacques van Wyk. 

Stone Soup appointed as FGI's communications partner

10:36 AM (11 Hours ago) New Accounts
Freshly Ground Insights (FGI) has recently appointed Stone Soup as its public relations agency. FGI selected Stone Soup because of a great cultural fit between the companies, as well as Stone Soup’s skills and experience in business to business communication and knowledge of the research landscape. 

South Africans who bet on influencer marketing won

10:18 AM (11 Hours ago) Marketing News
With every year that passes, it becomes more and more difficult to cut through the online noise as a brand to reach the right target audience. Budgets are increasing, new social networks are popping up monthly and the race is on to be the most popular amongst your competitors online. 

Mediation not metrics

10:07 AM (11 Hours ago) Opinion
The month of love is upon us, and coincidentally it correlates with a period of the year where top brands and their partner agencies take a view on how effective their relationships are. Johanna McDowell, MD of IAS, explains how chemistry is a key component in the success of hard-driven marketing partnerships and just like any other relationship, it waxes and wanes.

Millennials aren’t interested in Valentine’s Day

10:03 AM (11 Hours ago) Opinion
Marketers, you need to stop wasting your clients’ money. Millennials don’t care about Valentine’s Day. The traditional kind at least. They don’t want to be told what to buy for loved ones, where to go for dinner and how to find a date. So says Rogerwilco’s head of content, Michelle Jones.

POWER987 announces changes to its on-air line-up

9:36 AM (12 Hours ago) Media News
Gauteng- based commercial talk radio station, POWER987 has announced changes to its on-air line-up effective Monday, 29 February. The station is entering its third year of operation and has grown into a key player in the South African radio landscape. 

Journalism found News24's Fienie Grobler

9:19 AM (12 Hours ago) In Focus
Fienie Grobler is the national news editor for News24, South Africa’s largest online news portal. As fate would have it, a career that has stretched over a decade and a half would not have even begun were it not for Grobler deciding to work at her university’s student newspaper to keep busy.

Tranquini selects Quirk as creative and digital partner for global launch

7:59 AM (13 Hours ago) Advertising News
Tranquini GmbH is launching a new digital campaign from Quirk eMarketing with its creative studio, NOT NORM. Tranquini® Positively Relaxed is a premium lifestyle brand, driving a new beverage category for positive relaxation. 

Registrations still open at AAA Johannesburg campus

7:42 AM (14 Hours ago) Advertising News
It has been widely reported in the media that many matriculants who met the criteria to study degree programs at university level have been sorely disappointed when trying to register during January this year because of student numbers. 

Catch Gangs of Ballet and The Motherland on BalconyTV: Live

7:11 AM (14 Hours ago) Entertainment
BalconyTV is a leading daily online viral music show that features bands, musicians and other variety acts on balconies worldwide airing online to over 50 cities around the world. 

Under the RADAR, but not out of sight

15:09 PM (Yesterday) In Focus
Right from inception, RADAR’s intention was never to be your regular agency. This wasn’t an agency looking to be traditional or predicable in approach. Instead, they began as a specialist below-the-line agency aiming to deliver meaningful work. Efforts that had value. Fast forward to today, and you’ll find they have grown into so much more.

Five steps to reaching brand iconicity

14:51 PM (Yesterday) Opinion
What makes a brand iconic? Is there a magic formula that is true across countries and across categories – and if so, how can the magic be bottled? Added Value’s associate director, Mélanie Bonnet and project executive, Caroline Sarkis investigate.

Managing client expectations

14:04 PM (Yesterday) Editorial Desk
Expectations. We all have them. However, when compared to reality, the expectation can leave us utterly disappointed. In the PR space, practitioners are faced with the daily challenge of meeting and managing their client’s expectations, and their ability to do this reflects on their brand too. 

Kabelo Mabalane releases music video for Skare Wela

13:45 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Multiple SAMwinning artist, Kabelo Mabalane, has just released the music video to his hit single, Skare Wela, featuring multiple award-winning duo, Black Motion. 

New Afro-Futuristic campaign unveiled for 100% Design South Africa 2016

13:28 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Bold patterns, vivid colours and geometric shapes, evoking elements of traditional African masks, will infuse 100% Design South Africa 2016 with a sophisticated Afro-optimistic spirit. 

Refilwe Makamedi joins Twiga Communications

12:56 PM (Yesterday) New Appointments
Boutique PR agency Twiga Communications has recently appointed Refilwe Makamedi as account executive. Makamedi will be working on a variety of accounts, with a strong focus on FMCG brands. 

February start for the 2016 IAS Marketers Masterclasses

10:49 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
The South African Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS) has announced the launch of its 2016 Marketers Masterclass programme, the second in the series which launched in 2015 and was recently endorsed by the IMM and the Institute of Directors (IoD). 

Nu Metro to screen special Valentine’s Day-edition of Girls’ Night Out

10:38 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Nu Metro Cinemas will be hosting at special Valentine’s Day-edition of Girls’ Night Out at all their cinemas nationwide on Thursday, 11 February at 20:00. 

SAFTAs celebrates 10 years, launches new look and theme

10:15 AM (Yesterday) Awards
For the past 10 years, the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), have become the paramount celebration of professionals in the industry. 

Emoji: Language killer, parasite or symbiosis?

9:41 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
Earth. Population 7.2-billion and 6500 languages being spoken every day. Africa: the second most populous continent in the world with 1.1-billion people and almost 2000 languages are spoken daily. So says Donovan White, digital strategist at NATIVE VML.

Moz Kidd drops music video for his hit single, I Wanna Know

9:11 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Not many 19-year-olds can testify to having collaborated on a track with an artist they drew influence from growing up. This is the unique story of Moz Kidd who released his hit single, I Wanna Know, last year featuring award winning artist, Riky Rick. 

AAXO continues to create opportunities for members to learn and grow in 2016

8:55 AM (Yesterday) Media News
In 2016, the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) will be focusing strongly on training and knowledge sharing, with the aim of growing and strengthening the industry. 

MaxAxion welcomes new business development director

8:30 AM (Yesterday) People on the Move
As MaxAxion moves into its third year as a Mobile Media Sales House, the company welcomes Carl Jordan as it’s new business development director. Jordan is an accomplished advertising technology specialist who has worked for Yahoo UK, Google UK and Thomson Reuters UK. 

Emerging artists to bare their hearts at the 2016 Cape Town Art Fair

7:57 AM (Yesterday) Media News
A variety of emotions and personal experiences will all be translated into art as part of the Tomorrows/Today, a special project taking centre stage at the Cape Town Art Fair from Friday, 19 to Sunday, 21 February. 

FCB Cape Town and Hellocomputer give CANSA balls

6:49 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News
There are certain things men don’t like to talk about: Their favourite team losing, when they last cried during a movie, and their balls. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men aged 15 to 39, and affects males of all races. 

Alan Committie is back with Love Factually

15:14 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
Alan Committie - the star of the hit show Defending the Caveman - has decided that after 941 performances of the record-breaking comedy, it’s time to take a fresh look at relationships in 2016. 

The Sunflower Fund welcomes Alana James as new CEO

14:07 PM (2 Days ago) CSI
2016 is the year of change and a new era has dawned for The Sunflower Fund. The Board are proud to announce the recent appointment of Alana James as the new chief executive officer of the organisation. 

Provantage Media Group launches EMM

13:59 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Provantage Media Group has developed a highly-innovative, cutting-edge Media Mapping tool and process that enables the identification and development of media solutions that optimise ROI in a specific environment. Jacques du Preez, MD and founder of Provantage Media Group, outlines the Environment Media Mapping (EMM) process.

Vega students put SA on the map at esteemed German university

9:36 AM (2 Days ago) Advertising News
Four Vega students were given the opportunity to intern at the University of Art and Design in Offenbach (HFG), a highly respected tertiary institution founded in 1832 to develop skilled artisans. It grew into an arts and crafts school before being awarded university status in 1970.

5FM to host it's annual Love Sucks party this February

9:27 AM (2 Days ago) Events
Ditch the roses and chocolates and avoid crushing rejection this Valentine’s Day with 5FM’s annual anti-Valentine’s Day event Love Sucks party. 

The future of marketing in 2016

7:56 AM (2 Days ago) Opinion
Each day, I’m sent hundreds of trend reports from around the world and, to save you the trouble of reading them all yourself, I’ve put together a list of trends that I track and will be monitoring throughout 2016. So says Mortimer Harvey’s direct business director, Winnifred Knight.

Creativity, collaboration and connectivity pave the road to extra cool content

7:40 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Castle Lite’s Republic of Extra Cold has allied itself with youth authority MTV to create distinctive and relevant content that pioneers an entertaining conversation within the South African landscape. 

MTV Base includes Gigi Lamayne on their #BaseHottestNewcomers2016 list

7:27 AM (2 Days ago) Media News
South African Hip Hop star, Gigi Lamayne, has made yet another list, which tips her as someone to watch in 2016. MTV Base released their Top 10 #BaseHottestNewcomers2016 list this evening which featured Gigi Lamayne who was one of only four Hip Hop artists featured on the Top 10 list. 

Celebrity Chef Series raises R260 000 for the Children’s Hospital Trust

7:20 AM (2 Days ago) CSI
The highly anticipated Col’Cacchio pizzeria Celebrity Chef Series ran from September until the end of November 2015. Three top South African sports stars teamed up with three of South Africa’s hottest young chefs to create their take on a signature pizza. 

Hello Africa! Tell me how you’re doin’

7:12 AM (2 Days ago) Opinion
Hello Africa! Tell me how you’re doin’! Many multinational brands approach Africa with a near-desperate bright-eyed eagerness, trying to get to grips with her intricate market dynamics. So says Marthinus van Loggerenberg, senior strategic planner at FCB Cape Town. 

Get ready for 27 For Freedom 2016

14:27 PM (5 Days ago) Events
Almost 26 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison and led South Africa into peaceful negotiations. On Saturday, 13 February, 27 For Freedom are inviting South Africans to walk in the footsteps of Madiba to pay homage to his contribution in leading the country. 

Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism entries close this February

13:28 PM (5 Days ago) Awards
Journalists have just less than one month remaining to submit their entries to the 2015 Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism. Entries will close at Midnight on Monday, 29 February. 
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